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ESIP UPDATE: 04.22.2019

Good Morning and Happy Earth Day! 

In the last month ESIP was represented at NASA's Earth Science Data System Working Groups Meeting, the Research Data Alliance's 13th Plenary (Wonderful Ag & Climate poster presented by Bill Teng, Ag & Climate Chair and collaborative creation led by Ellie Davis, Ag & Climate Community Fellow), and the European Geophysical Union. The theme of Data to Action seems to still be resonating and ESIP contributions continue to be highly relevant internationally and cross-domain. 

One of those activities is the updated ESIP Data Citation Guidelines that have been posted for comment. It has been seven years since the first version was approved. The group, led by Mark Parsons (RPI), that has worked on this also kept up with the evolution of data citation in the broader data community and this update is to align our guidelines with current practices. Please review and comment.

We are now less than three months to the ESIP Summer Meeting. This Friday is the last day to submit breakout sessions and workshops. Details are below. 

Thank you for your contributions to ESIP! 



Erin Robinson
Executive Director
ESIP – Earth Science Information Partners | 314.369.9954

Submit session proposals by THIS FRIDAY 4/26 for the ESIP Summer Meeting

The GeoSemantics Symposium, hosted by ESIP's Semantic Technologies Committee, will take place on Monday, July 15th, the day before the ESIP Summer Meeting kicks off. This year's theme is Building Harmony between Data Semantics and Machine Learning. Register now to join us for the full week of action!

Join the ESIP Drones Cluster and others for the Drone Data API Design Hackathon, to be held in conjunction with the ESIP Summer Meeting on Tuesday July 16th. Learn more about how to participate and how to apply for limited travel funding here.

The ESIP Education Committee is looking for STEM teachers from middle school, high school, and community colleges to join the Data in Action Teacher Workshop to be held on Wednesday, July 17th at the ESIP Summer Meeting. Participants will learn how to put data in action in the classroom through the use of Jupyter Notebooks and other Earth science tools. Learn more and reserve your spot here.

Join the next webinar in ESIP's ‘Data in Action: Increasing the Use and Value of Earth Science Data and Information‘ Webinar Series

The 4th National Climate Assessment: Translating Data to Inform Decisions
When: Friday May 17th, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
More Info:
View past webinars: ESIP YouTube Channel

This Week's Collaboration Area Telecons:

  • Monday: Documentation; Partnership
  • Tuesday: CLEAN Network; Information Quality; Semantic Technologies
  • Wednesday: Visioneers
  • Thursday: Marine Data

    See the full telecon calendar here. Select the meeting you'd like to attend, login instructions are included in description.

More ESIP News 

Data Citation Guidelines Version 2 Posted for Comment
ESIP's Citation Guidelines Cluster, a collaboration between members of the Data Stewardship Committee and the Software & Services Citation Cluster, has developed the Data Citation Guidelines Version 2. These guidelines are updated from Version 1 to include a refinement of core concepts and a mapping of concepts to more metadata dialects. This version also provides new guidance on dynamic data citation and contains a new section on resolving citations. Read and comment on the Data Citation Guidelines Version 2 here by 5/22.

Next ‘Data in Action' Webinar: The 4th National Climate Assessment
In the third webinar in the ESIP 2019 Webinar Series ‘Data in Action: Increasing the Use and Value of Earth Science Data and Information,’ a panel of speakers will share how the 4th National Climate Assessment (NCA4) was developed, including what standards of transparency and traceability were used for data included in it, and how the NCA4 is being used now to engage with communities and inform decision-making.

When: Friday May 17th, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Join:, or dial in by phone: +1 (646) 749-3117 (Access Code: 292-855-413)

More Info:

News from Around the Community

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Invites Developers to the OGC API Hackathon
According to OGC, the most important hackathon in OGC history will take place in London on June 20th and 21st, 2019. The event will test draft OpenAPI-based specifications for features, coverages, map tiles, and processes using a common Application Programming Interface (API) template. It will be instrumental to the evolution of OGC web standards to a modern API-based approach, setting the course for open geospatial standards – in and outside OGC – for the next decade. For more information, including venue information, registration requirements, and expected skill sets, visit the OGC API Hackathon event page or register on Eventbrite by 5/3.

Earth and Environment Science Information Partners (E2SIP) – 3rd Workshop
The next in a series of workshops supporting information interoperability in the Earth and environment science community will be held at CSIRO Black Mountain (Canberra, Australia) on Thursday May 9th in association with the C3DIS 2019 conference. The Australian E2SIP collaborates with the US-based ESIP Federation to share technologies, practices, and conventions, and build the community of practitioners primarily from the research and government sectors. The workshop is structured around a series of breakouts on topics including drones, data management, and big data, and plenary sessions to set the scene and plan next steps. The detailed program can be previewed here. If you are interested in attending, please complete the form at this Eventbrite ticket link.

Gateways 2019 Call for Participation
The 4th Gateways Annual Conference, which will be hosted Sept 23-25, 2019 in San Diego, CA, is an opportunity for gateway creators and enthusiasts to learn, share, connect, and shape the future of gateways. Gateways are user-friendly interfaces to scientific computing, data, and other domain-specific resources to support research and education. This year's conference is co-located with the eScience conference. It will feature hands-on tutorials, demos, keynotes, presentations, panels, posters, and more. Submissions of papers, demos, tutorials, and panels are now being accepted. To learn more and submit, see here.

NASA Frontier Development Lab 2019 Challenge Areas
The NASA Frontier Development Lab (FDL), hosted by the SETI Institute, is an interdisciplinary research accelerator that combines talented researchers in AI with domain specialist researchers at the PhD and Postdoc level. FDL is looking for talented researchers with interest and capacity in several challenge areas for a 2019 research sprint. Places are open for both Researchers and Mentors, who receive a stipend and accommodation at NASA Ames in Silicon Valley for eight weeks, 6/24/2019-8/16/2019. See the challenge areas and apply here.

Register for the FORCE11 Scholarly Communication Institute (FSCI)
FSCI is a week-long program of coursework, group activities, and hands-on training around the latest trends in scholarly communication to be held Aug. 5th-9th, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA. Courses feature the latest technologies in research flow, new forms of publication, current standards and expectations, and explores ways of measuring and demonstrating success that are transforming science and scholarship. Who should attend? Researchers, librarians, publishers, university and research administration, funders, students, and post docs from across the sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. Learn more, register, and apply for travel assistance here.

Submit to ApacheCon NA 2019 – Geospatial Track
ApacheConNA will be September 9-13, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Submit presentations by 5/13 here to the Geospatial Track, which will consider a range of geospatial implementations ranging from location as an attribute, to projects which perform spatial analytics including handling of coordinate reference systems (CRSs), geometries and arrays. Emphasis is invited on the use of open standards including the recently updated CRS Well Known Text, version 2 from the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). The geospatial track will foster discussions leading to reduced development effort through reuse and increased quality of geospatial information handling. Discussions about this track are invited on

CIMSS Announces GOES-16/17 Virtual Science Fair
As part of the GOES-R Education Proving Ground, the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) is holding a Virtual Science Fair to encourage students (grades 6-14) to work with GOES-16 or GOES-17 data to investigate weather and natural hazards. Prizes include official GOES-T launch invites and coaches of the winning teams will have their travel paid to AMS Centennial meeting. Learn more and apply here by 5/3.

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